As fall and back to school time approaches, I am trying to squeeze in some last minute summer themed projects to keep the summer going in my crafty world. I thought I would make up some cute watermelon wedge and slice cards that I could send to folks as surprise notes to spread and extend the summertime fun.

20150810_201210I made all of these with card stock from my stash in red, dark green, light green, white, and black. I used the Diemond Dies Die-Normous Stack Ems Circle Nesting Die Set–using the largest, 4th largest, 5th largest and 6th largest circle dies from the 20 piece set. I also used the small raindrops from the Diemond Dies Umbrella and Raindrops Die Set to make little watermelon seeds.  Using the seeds spread out about an inch apart in an arch that followed the shape of the watermelon added a nice rhythmic repetition.

I love puns, so I couldn’t help printing out “Thanks a melon!” and “You’re Sweet” on some left over pale green card stock and adding those sentiments to the cards.

My readers can get 10% off and free worldwide shipping at Diemond Dies by using the coupon code “thankskristina” at checkout.

The following is a step-by-step tutorial video:

These cards are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Die-Cuts Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Homegrown Summer Monday Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Crafts Galore Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
My Favorite Things Summer School: Repetition

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’re enjoying the last days of summer! WOOF


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